Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.
A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. Value-based pay promises to align providers and payers in the pursuit of efficient care, but they're likely to keep fighting.
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome nearly flat revenue growth.
Walgreen Co. is working with startup MDLive to offer video visits through the retail pharmacy chain's mobile app. The partnership with MDLive has the potential to dramatically expand Walgreen's telehealth platform on mobile devices.
Sutter Health has developed an integrated delivery model that advises patients in the gray zone between treatable disease and terminal illness on how to make the transition to hospice while still delivering desired healthcare services in a home setting.
The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.
Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.
Investment gains combined with a tight rein on expenses raised the surplus of Scripps Health in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to the San Diego-based system's most recent financial documents released Thursday.
A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...
Physician employment contracts with hospitals that were signed in the early days of healthcare reform are coming up for renewal.
Sutter Health is working with global Australian company Orion Health to build and establish a health information system that will allow doctors and hospitals inside and outside the Sutter system to securely share patient health information.
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System's move to merge with AtlantiCare in neighboring New Jersey is yet another example of consolidation underway by systems seeking to fortify and extend their market reach.